Research Partnerships: The Study to Explore Early Development (SEED)

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

In collaboration with MSDE, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control are conducting a research project called the Study to Explore Early Development (SEED). This study will look at characteristics of child development and at possible causes of autism. What researchers find from this study may lead to better services and treatments for children with Autism and other developmental disabilities.

The researchers at Johns Hopkins have worked with MSDE to recruit hundreds of families of children with and without developmental concerns to participate in the study. Local school systems, pediatricians, and health clinics are also assisting in to locating children to be in the study.

SEED will provide essential information that will support MSDE’s ongoing efforts to provide improved programs and services to meet the needs of children with Autism and their families.


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